Immigrant Representation


National Bodies/Organisations/Boards

Body

Member

Country of Birth

Background or Representing

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC)Fidele Mutwarasibo (Member Designate)Rwanda Immigrant Council of Ireland
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC)Heydi Foster Breslin (Member Designate)GuatemalaExchange House National Travellers Service
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC)Mark Kelly (Member Designate)ScotlandIrish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL)
National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI)Salome Mbugua (Deputy Chairperson)KenyaAkiDwA
GAA National Inclusion and Integration CommitteeTony Watene (Secretary)New ZealandGAA
GAA National Inclusion and Integration CommitteeReginald Okoflex InyaNigeriaNew Communities Partnership
Headstrong: the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Youth Advisory PanelHerbert InnocentSomaliaYoung people
RT Audience CouncilEbun AkpovetaNigeriaRT viewers and listeners
Healthy Ireland CouncilDes TomlinsonUKFootball Association of Ireland’s Intercultural Football Programme

Government Department Advisory Boards/ Committees/Working Groups

Body

Member

Country of Birth

Background or Representing

Cosc National Steering Committee on Violence Against Women (DJE*)Salome MbuguaKenyaAkiDwA
Advisory Group on Resolution 1325 - Women in Armed Conflict (DFAT*)Salome MbuguaKenyaAkiDwA
Joint Standing Committee on Human Rights (DFAT*)Chinedu OnyejelemNigeria Metro Eireann
Advisory Group on HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme (DOH*)Alwiye XuseynTanzaniaAkiDwA
Legal Aid Board External Consultative Panel (DJE*)Hilkka BeckerGermanyImmigrant Council of Ireland
Anti Human Trafficking Unit Working Group on Child Trafficking (DJE*)Nusha YonkovaRussia (Bulgaria)Immigrant Council of Ireland
Anti Human Trafficking Unit Working Group on Sex Trafficking (DJE*)Nusha YonkovaRussia (Bulgaria)Immigrant Council of Ireland
Anti Human Trafficking Unit Working Group on a National Referral Mechanism (DJE*) Nusha Yonkova Russia (Bulgaria)Immigrant Council of Ireland
Migrant Consultative Forum (DSP*) Reginald Okoflex Inya NigeriaNew Communities Partnership
INIS & GNIB Consultative Forum (DJE*)Reginald Okoflex InyaNigeriaNew Communities Partnership

    DJE* - Department of Justice and Equality
    DOH* - Department of Health
    DFAT* - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    DSP* - Department of Social Protection


    Policing Committees/Forums

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Dublin Joint Policing CommitteeZphyrin Ngaliema MukokoDR CongoIntegration Centre
    Limerick Joint Policing CommitteeMarek PrezepiorkPolandNew Communities Partnership
    Blanchardstown Policing ForumDr Umar Al-QuadriPakistanFingal Ethnic Network
    Balbriggan Policing ForumThywill BankoleNigeriaFingal Ethnic Network

    Local Authorities and their Policy Committees

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Laois County CouncilCouncillor Rotimi AdebariNigeriaLaois Electorate
    Portlaoise Town CouncilCouncillor Rotimi AdebariNigeriaPortlaoise Electorate
    Dublin City Council Strategic Policy Committee on Social, Housing and Community AffairsFidele MutwarasiboRwanda Immigrant Council of Ireland
    South Dublin County Social Inclusion Measures CommitteeGalina NegruMoldovaSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum
    South Dublin County Housing and Social SPCFoluke OladosuNigeriaSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum
    South Dublin County Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Education & Libraries SPCMatthew RajuIndiaSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum
    South Dublin County Childcare CommitteeJones OrockCameroonSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum
    Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council: Social Development and Inclusion CommitteeCharles BisongCameroon Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Ethnic Minority Integration Forum
    Limerick City Council Strategic Policy Committee on EnvironmentHilario BagalascsaPhilippines New Communities Partnership
    Dublin City Community Forum – Intercultural Committee Reginald Okoflex InyaNigeriaNew Communities Partnership
    Dublin City Integration ForumRastislav Blazek (Chair)Slovakia
    Dublin City Integration ForumFonong Fevant Fon (Secretary)Cameroon
    Dublin City Integration ForumZphyrin Ngaliema MukokoDR CongoIntegration Centre
    South Dublin Community PlatformZiad SalehIraqSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum
    Cork City Integration Strategy Committee Tony LawanNigeriaNew Communities Partnership
    Cork City Integration Strategy Committee Kathy O’Connor (Secretary)USAIntegration Centre
    Cork Integration ForumKathy O’Connor (Secretary)USAIntegration Centre
    Meath Intercultural NetworkTinu AchioyaNigeriaIntegration Centre
    Galway County Intercultural ForumMaria Silva (Chair) Portugal
    Galway County Intercultural Forum Jipe Kelly (Vice Chair) Cameroon Integration Centre
    Limerick City and County Integration Strategy Working Group Kathy O’Connor USA Integration Centre
    Limerick City Community Forum Bright Udemezue Nigeria New Communities Partnership
    Mayo County Integration Forum Natalya Pestova Russia Mayo Intercultural Action

    County Development Boards

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Fingal Leader Partnership Board of DirectorsMourad OucheloucheAlgeriaFingal Ethnic Network
    Fingal Development BoardPamela Hagan-MorganGhanaFingal Ethnic Network
    Northside Partnership Board of Board of Directors Rastislav BlazekSlovakiaNew Communities Partnership
    South Dublin County Development BoardTheophilus EjorhNigeriaSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum
    Community Development Group of South Dublin County PartnershipIssah HuseiniGhanaSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum

    Drugs Task Force

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task ForcesDotun AdegbesanNigeriaNew Communities Partnership

    Regional and Local Organisations

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre Natalya Pestova (Chairperson) Russia Mayo Intercultural Action
    St. John's Parish Concil, Waterford CityKrzysztof Wisniewski PolandCommunity
    Le Cheile Volunteer Support GroupKathy O'Connor (Chair)USAIntegration Centre
    Polish Educational AssociationKrzysztof Wisniewski (Acting Chair)PolandCommunity

    Sport - Regional and County Organisations
    GAA Munster Inclusion and Integration CommitteeJenna Cain ScotlandIntegration Support Unit, Waterford
    GAA Munster Inclusion and Integration CommitteeErin Geraghty UKNew Communities Partnership
    GAA Cork Inclusion and Integration CommitteeErin Geraghty (Secretary)UKNew Communities Partnership
    GAA Waterford Inclusion and Integration CommitteeJenna Cain (Chair)ScotlandIntegration Support Unit, Waterford
    GAA Waterford Inclusion and Integration CommitteeKevin MascherenasPakistanIntegration Support Unit, Waterford
    South Dublin County Sports PartnershipFoluke OladosuNigeriaSouth Dublin Migrant Integration Forum

    Violence Against Women

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Southern Regional Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women Gloria Abuike South AfricaNew Communities Partnership
    Eastern Regional Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women Frances Francis Soyn -AkiDwA
    Midlands Regional Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women Susan Kuria -AkiDwA

    Trades Union Executive Committees

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Name of Trade UnionIndividual's Name--

    National/Regional Boards of Professional Bodies

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Law Society of Ireland Human Rights CommissionHilkka BeckerGermanyImmigrant Council of Ireland
    Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Litigation Committee Hilkka BeckerGermanyImmigrant Council of Ireland


    Representatives Nominated to International Organisations by the Irish Government

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    European Forum on Integration Issah HuseiniGhanaNew Communities Partnership
    European Forum on Integration

    Other Representatives Appointed or Elected to International Organisations

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    EUROCITIES – Integrating cities ProjectReginald Okoflex Inya NigeriaNew Communities Partnership
    European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW)Nusha Yonkova (Chair)Russia (Bulgaria)Immigrant Council of Ireland

    University Governing Boards

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Name of UniversityPerson's Name-Elected/appointed/nominated
    -

    School Management Boards

    Body

    Member

    Country of Birth

    Background or Representing

    Muslim National School, Clonskeagh Board of ManagementIssah Huseini (Chair)GhanaPatron Appointed
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